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Re: Bananas


Here's a good recipe for two of them.


> [Original Message]
> From: james singer <islandjim1@verizon.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Date: 10/9/2006 5:07:49 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Bananas
>
> Yeah. I've heard the flowers were edible, Noreen, but could never 
> figure out why anyone would want to. On the other hand, I've got no 
> idea what I'm going to do with 40 or 50 ripe bananas in a couple of 
> weeks.
>
> On Oct 9, 2006, at 3:21 PM, TeichFlora@aol.com wrote:
>
> > This has been my experience too, Jim.  I always thought the plant had  
> > to be
> > in it's second season to bloom, but without an offset that is mature  
> > enough,
> > it doesn't bloom.
> > Banana blooms are edible, by the way.   They are sold in cans  
> > too....I've
> > tried it fresh and from the can in salads.  I personally didn't  care 
> > for it,
> > but.....perhaps it depends upon how it is prepared.
> >
> > Noreen
> > zone 9
> > Texas Gulf Coast
> >
> > In a message dated 10/9/2006 11:02:42 AM Central Standard Time,
> > gardenchat-owner@hort.net writes:
> >
> > Don't  know if this is always the case, but it's been my experience. 
> > The
> > plant  will put out an offset. When the offset reaches a certain size,
> > the plant  will flower and fruit. Once it flowers and fruits, it dies. 
> > I
> > don't know  what happens if the offsets are separated from the mother
> > plant when they  are young--that is, if a certain degree of maturity in
> > a still-attached  offset signals to the mother plant to bloom
> > [matricide?]. I think  something like that probably occurs; all of ours
> > that have bloomed have  also had intact offsets that were full grown or
> > nearly  so.
> >
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> >
> Island Jim
> Southwest Florida
> 27.0 N, 82.4 W
> Hardiness Zone 10
> Heat Zone 10
> Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
> Maximum 100 F [38 C]
>
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